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Recently, numerous accounts in the media and online have indicated that the American Medical Association (AMA) is taking steps toward changing their official policy position on physician-assisted suicide from opposed to neutral. Fortunately, this chatter is inaccurate. In fact, although the AMA is currently considering...

The physician-assisted suicide debate has arrived in New York in earnest. Last week saw the Medical Aid in Dying Act introduced in the state Legislature. The bill would allow doctors to prescribe lethal doses of drugs to terminally ill patients. Those patients would then have the...

John Kelly, director of Boston-based Second Thoughts, an organization that opposes assisted suicide and advocates for people with disabilities, has many concerns with the bill. In states such as Oregon and Washington, where assisted suicide is legal, patients who seek to end their own lives commonly...